2024 household hazardous waste depots

One-day drop-off depots organized by the city are set to resume.

Are you ready for an emergency?

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Don't throw out your old Christmas tree

There are alternatives to just putting it in the garbage.

TLC for your tree

Here's what you need to know so your tree will last and to keep you safe.

Homeowner Helpers: Vampire power & how to tame it

Standby power for electronic devices could be adding 10 per cent to your annual electricity cost.

Instant Pot troubleshooting

Getting rid of stains & odours, plus general care and cleaning of your Instant Pot.

Declutter by donating

8 ways to recycle your household items and help others

Outdoor Christmas lights

Maybe it's time to let the professionals hang those outdoor lights.

Be safe with flammables

How to store and dispose of paint, gasoline and other dangerous materials.

Homeowner Helpers: Improving indoor air quality

What you need to know about indoor air quality in the winter.

Detector check

Fire and carbon monoxide: Early detection saves lives.

Hot water tank TLC

Maintaining your hot water tank will save you aggravation and money.

Prevent faucet freeze-up

Save yourself a lot of grief by draining your exterior faucets before we get freezing temperatures.

Winter & your mechanical systems

Get your heating system tuned up now, not when it's 30 below.

5 fast home maintenance jobs

Keep your home up to snuff while leaving lots of time to bask in the long weekend.

How to wash pillows

Cleaning your pillows keeps them hygienic and smelling fresh

Summertime maintenance

Nine must-do home maintenance tasks for July.


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